I'm a firm believer that anything can look better with a quick coat of black or white glossy spray paint. Take these fish for example. I found them at Ross and they were a good deal and I'm always drawn to things with great texture. I decided that painting them white would change them completely and give me a some fairly large pieces of wall art at a reasonable price for our beach cottage.
The original green finish was glossy and very hard, so even after attempting to scratch them up with sandpaper to prepare them for painting - I knew primer was a must. I used a white spray primer followed by a white high gloss spray paint. (By the way, I had initially considered keeping the eyes black so I covered them with blue painter's tape. I quickly decided they looked creepy that way so I painted them white).
I think these work well in the bedroom with the blue quilt. The quilt has an aged "tea-stained" look to it and some white accessories in the room lighten the look up a bit. In addition, the yellow nightstand is kind of whimsical and fun, so why not hang some big high-gloss white fish on the wall too!